Hi, I'm Oran and I'm 11 years old. You may know my sister, Hannah Chiarelli. She is fundraising this year also and she has been doing it for a few years now. This is my first year fundraising for the Run for the Cure and my goal is $300. Please donate to help the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation to create a better place.
My story begins 6 years ago when I was just about to turn 6 years old. One September night, my mom came home from the doctor's office after being diagnosed with cancer. She didn't tell my sister and I right away though. She talked with my dad and decided that they needed to know how to treat it before they told us. This way, they have all the information for us. A couple of days later, we had a family meeting and they told us all about what was happening. Since I was only 5, I had trouble understanding what they were saying. All those big words like chemotherapy and radiation. I had no clue what cancer was and how serious it is. When my mom told us that the medicine would make her lose her hair, I laughed. At the end of the conversation, my mom said, "Are there any questions," "Yes," I replied "can we play twister now." My parents just sighed and said okay. By 2012 when we were just about to move in to our new house, my mom's treatments were done, everything went back to normal (Despite moving into a new home). I'm lucky that my mom had great doctors to help her. Please donate today to help women like my mom live normal lives without the disruption of breast cancer.
By making a donation, you are joining a national movement in communities across Canada on Sunday, October 2, and helping to fund innovative research and patient support initiatives that help the 1 in 9 women expected to develop breast cancer in their lifetime.
The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation supports life-saving research, such as:
• Identifying new genetic factors that predispose people to breast cancer
• Using state of the art technology to design treatments for breast cancers that have spread to the brain and lungs
Your commitment supports the patient support initiatives and advancements in research that are ensuring women live longer, healthier lives after a breast cancer diagnosis.
Be a Changemaker by helping us reach our fundraising goal and donating today. Together, we can create a future without breast cancer.
Thank you for your generosity!